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Calling all couch potatoes! Check out the Food Network this Sunday at 7 p.m. for the Iron Chef America battle between Bobby Flay and Martin Rios of the Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe. Why? Because Chef Rios brought along his brother Daniel Rios as one of his two sous chefs, and Danny happens to work right here in Colorado, as banquet chef at the Westin Westminster.

Now, because the law-dogs at the Food Network make all their chef-contestants sign bazillion- dollar non-disclosure and liability agreements and would, if provoked, sue the crap out of Rios, I can’t reveal to you any details about the secret ingredient, the dishes cooked or the ultimate outcome of the episode. Still, it’s not like you’ve got very long before you can see it for yourselves, right? And after some of the less-than-friendly things I’ve said about Flay in the paper, I think everyone can guess who I’ll be rooting for. -- Jason Sheehan

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